Langley City Fire Rescue kicks off Fire Prevention Week activities with a stop at the PriceSmart Foods Sunday.
From 1:30-3:30 p.m., or while quantities last, Langley City firefighters will be at the store on Fraser Highway giving away reusable shopping bags.
As well, they will be bagging customers' groceries.
The Oct. 6 activities are the first event for Fire Prevention Week which is Oct. 6-12.
The annual fire hall open house is slated for Oct. 10. Meet the firefighters, tour the fire hall, try on some gear, watch the firefighters conduct live fire demonstrations and learn important fire safety tips. There will also be food, refreshments and door prizes. The activities run 6:30-8:30 p.m. and organizers suggest people bring their cameras.
The fire hall open house attracts many families and residents wanting to find out more about the local department and fire safety issues.
Langley City Fire Rescue Service is joining forces with the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) and thousands of other fire departments across North America to commemorate Fire Prevention Week which has the theme Prevent Kitchen Fires.
"It's my hope that people reading this article won't have to learn the hard way," said Capt.
Dave Saunders, Langley City's fire prevention officer. "If I could give just one fire warning, I'd say 'don't leave cooking unattended'."
School kids in Langley City will get to meet local firefighters when they visit the schools during October.
Participating schools will be entered into a draw for a $200 gift certificate for reading materials courtesy of the Downtown Langley Business Association.
And the ever popular Win a Ride to School in a Fire Truck contest will also take place at this time.
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